Discoveries

By Mark Orwoll Door County, Wisconsin, is one of those places you’ve heard of even though you’ve never been there. In the back of your mind, you kinda, sorta know about it: Lake Michigan, right? Farms, probably. Hmm…cute villages, cherries? Fish, maybe? No, sorry. You don’t know Door. Door County

By Ann Abel To be honest, when I first visited Grand House, back in early 2019 (a lifetime ago!) I didn’t really get it. Sure, I saw that the hotel was beautiful. I tasted that the food was yummy and sensed that the service and activities were top-notch. But what I

  By Brian E. Clark MyMedic, the Salt Lake City based maker of first-aid kits, tourniquets and other medical supplies, was born of tragedy. But it inspired family members of the late Ken Udy, who was killed eight years ago in a New Mexico vehicle accident, to create a company

By Larry Olmsted When we had to vacate my New England home earlier this year due to water damage and repairs, my wife and I and our two golden retrievers packed up and drove to Provincetown, on the northernmost tip of Cape Cod. We chose it because the town is

By Ann Abel Near the eastern edge of Portugal’s Algarve coast, there’s a yellow pyramid-shaped hotel that’s enormous enough to see from Tavira, more than 12 miles away. You can also see it from Spain, and although you can’t see it from space, the thought did cross my mind. Not

By Everett Potter Windstar Cruises has announced a new 79-day Grand European Bucket List Adventure. It is the longest itinerary ever offered by the award-winning small ship cruise line. This Grand European cruise will depart Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2023 and embark on a new voyage that spans 22

By Everett Potter Hawaii is currently experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom. If you don’t believe it, just try booking a late summer getaway or a fall vacation. Or maybe you have Christmas and New Year’s on the islands in mind? Good luck. “Demand is through the roof,” says John Di

By Bart Beeson Peering over the edge of White Horse Ledge in North Conway, New Hampshire, I had to fight the urge to grab on to a nearby tree. The smooth granite rocks slope away and then drop off precipitously, leaving the impression that you could just slide right off

By Larry Olmsted For such a popular vacation and conference destination, New Orleans has always been surprisingly short on top tier luxury hotels. That is about to change. That’s why the new Four Seasons, opening in one-week (August 17, 2021) is such a big deal – it is exactly what the

By Everett Potter In the heyday of rail travel, when Agatha Christie was penning Murder on the Orient Express, overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Yet many of those routes had all but ended about a decade ago, as trains fell out of favor and low-cost airlines and inexpensive buses